Teen Problems

Transforming Children Who Self-Sabotage Towards Success

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

There is a group of roughly 20 per cent of our youth who are doing great in school, in relationships and in their lifestyles but for the majority of the young people today, self-sabotage is the daily practice. What are the stumbling blocks that have some many young people today choosing to derail everything that they are given instead of testing their mettle and what are the remedies?

Making Your Addictions Work for You

Ken Rabow | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Almost everyone you know is addicted to something. Whether their addiction is coffee, jogging, or something less socially acceptable, addictions are a way of life for many people. So, how do you take these passions and make them become something generative; something that improves your quality of life?

Tips for Teens with Bad Study Habits

Ken Rabow | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Ken Rabow

You've received your mid-term marks, and some of them just squeaked by. You have two choices: continue to see your school future flushing down the proverbial toilet, or make a new plan. Let's try Plan B, shall we? Here is how to build a last-ditch effort to save your exams and create better possibilities for the future.

Mother's Day Without Mom

Ken Rabow | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

You can tell where you are in your life by how you celebrate Mother's Day. The place where my brother, my sister and I are, every Mother's Day has a different type of sadness. If you're still lucky enough to have your mom with you, I'd like to share with you what I know now, and wish I had known much earlier in my life.

The Teenage Mantra: What's the Point of Doing This?

Ken Rabow | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

So, you've asked your teen for the 400th time to do whatever. (It's not like he/she's actually heard what you said -- your voice blends in with the...

A Slacker's Guide to Success -- Introduction

Ken Rabow | Posted 06.09.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

So, you know you're brilliant. Your parents know you're brilliant. Your dog thinks you're amazing, then why are so many things not working out in yo...

Suffering Silently: Study Shows Increased Suicide Rates For Young Females

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The suicide rate for Canadian girls aged 10 to 19 has risen over the last few decades, but decreased for boys of the same age, a study has f...

Top 10 Signs Your Teen Is Becoming "That" Teen

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

One thing most of these people have in common is that they are challenged by some unnamed fears that hinder their success. These people have decided that by choosing to fail and sabotaging the various kinds of help given to them, they can "win." We can all feel Martin Sheen's pain about this kind of "winning."

How to Get Your Troubled Teen Back on Track

Ken Rabow | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

You've tried it all -- traditional therapy, behavioural therapy, conditioned response, pharmaceuticals, begging, pleading, tough love -- and some of it worked for a while and some didn't work at all. It may seem hopeless sometimes, but it has been my experience that some alternative approaches can make a world of difference.